But in a fundraising email to supporters on Friday, Lonegan targeted the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee for what he called their “absence” throughout the race against Booker, who maintained a double-digit lead throughout the two-month general election.

“Their absence sent a message to others to stay away,” the email read.

The RNC and NRSC, Lonegan said, “sat on their hands while you and I struggled to make this race competitive.” …

“It’s been just over a week since the campaign has ended and bills keep coming in,” Lonegan said, “but all the help I was supposed to get from conservatives and Republicans across the country hasn’t.”